Rochester, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security, through FEMA, has been developing an emergency notification system called IPAWS. Using the CMAS portion of the IPAWS system, 911 centers, police and other governmental emergency agencies can now send emergency messages via broadcast text message to anyone within the geographical boundary designated for that message. The message is broadcast directly from cell towers to all cell phones within range, and only those cell users who are in the range of towers where danger is imminent will receive the text. The message is free for both sender and receiver. FEMA manages the IPAWS program and works with qualified emergency notification providers to make this service available. The only cost for local authorities is the software used to send the messages.
Hyper-Reach, a Rochester, NY telephony firm, has developed the software needed for sending IPAWS/CMAS messages anywhere in the US and is offering the software as a service called Hyper-Reach Express(tm). The service is available on a stand-alone basis or as an added feature of its well-established Hyper-Reach Emergency Notification Service, which provides mass notification to land-line phones, registered cell phones, email and SMS (text) addresses.
Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach, emphasizes the speed, reliability and ease of use of the IPAWS/Hyper-Reach service. “In times of emergency, these three factors are what make the difference in providing people a few more crucial minutes to prepare and find safety.”
Contact your local police and Emergency 911 Center to discover if they have applied for IPAWS authority. Urge them to take advantage of this latest technology. Read more at http://www.hyper-reach.com or call (855)2-NOTIFY. If you’re on staff at a 911 or police center, read our white paper on IPAWS/CMAS at the Hyper-Reach website and learn more about the next generation of emergency services. To obtain a copy, call Hyper-Reach or send an email to IPAWS(at)hyper-reach(dot)com.